Torus RM20 or Audioquest Niagara 5000

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I currently use a Torus RM-15 and Niagara 1000. I would like to go to one Power conditioner. My options are the Niagara 5000 or Torus RM-20. Any thoughts on what's the best option?
 
Feb 3, 2011
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I have 3 dedicated ac lines with no power conditioner

I use a 1000 on the dac, upsampler and 3 computer/network sources and it was a huge improvement. Never felt the need for power conditioner. Have u tried with it?
 
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I had three different electrician come to my house and all of them said it wasn't worth the trouble of adding dedicated lines. My options are status quo, Torus RM-20, or the Audioquest Niagara 5000. Unless someone has other suggestions under 5k?
 
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went off grid years ago Solar panels & PV inverter with battery storage
rock solid AC power for better sound & the hifi can play in a power cut
small system 500/1000watts installed for $1000 much lower THD emc/rfi than the mains
& PV inverter has a transformer output for better isolation & with App to control system from my phone
seen one from living voice at munich show used to supply $1.6m uber system
 
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I had three different electrician come to my house and all of them said it wasn't worth the trouble of adding dedicated lines. My options are status quo, Torus RM-20, or the Audioquest Niagara 5000. Unless someone has other suggestions under 5k?
Every electrician I have ever meet doesn't understand audio needs...disregard them
 
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I purchased a Torus RM-20.
 
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I have had some good power filters like Acustic Revive (old version), Bybee Steulth, and Lessloss. In the end I bought a Torus AVR16 because I am in Europe and for me it is the end of the game.
But If my system was less powerfull and my wallet more full, I should have tried their PS1230. It is never talked about but 2 friends of mine use the Accuphase PS serie in their systems and the "before and after" test is impressive in sonic results. The build quality is out of this world.
 
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In my system, going from the Torus RM-15 to the RM-20 is so obviously more detailed that anyone can hear it. Now, to be honest I added the RM-20 and a Shunyata Research SR-Z1 AC Outlet simultaneously. I don't know if it's the combination of both or the additional headroom provided by the RM-20? Something*has enabled my system to breath a little more. Whatever it is, I'm smiling!
 

Kal Rubinson

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Every electrician I have ever meet doesn't understand audio needs...disregard them
Yes. When I asked my long-term electrician to run dedicated lines to my system, he said, "OK, if you insist." Then I gave him the cable I wanted him to use (JPS Power AC In-Wall cable) and he rolled his eyes. After he finished, he told me that they were a pleasure to work with and made for the easiest work.
 

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